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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2018
Total Production: 4
Also Known As: Batiments de Soutien et d'Assistance Hauturiers
Origin: France
Corporations: DCNS and Kership
Parent System: BSAH
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2018
Total Production: 4
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Description: The Batiments de Soutien et d'Assistance Hauturiers or Offshore Support and Assistance Multipurpose Vessel (BSAH) is a versatile ship designed to perform long endurance operations in Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ) waters. The BSAH can conduct pollution response, logistics support, assistance and search and rescue (SAR) missions. Besides, the military can use this ship to conduct special operations, surveillance and law enforcement missions at sea. The French Navy ordered two BSAH vessels in August 2015 and another two ships in October 2016 to be delivered in 2018 and 2019.

The 2,600-ton class BSAH vessel is equipped with a working boat and a Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB), a crane for loading and unloading containers and can accommodate divers, carry weapons and ammunitions, provide support to a submarine and operate and anti-pollution barrier.

BSAH Specifications

Crew: 17
Number of Engines: 2
Troops: 12
Beam: 15.8 meter (52 foot)
Draft: 5 meter (16.4 foot)
Length: 70 meter (231 foot)
Max Range: 5,000 nautical mile (9,260 kilometer)
Total Combined Power: 5,300 kW (7,105 hp)
Cruise Speed: 14 knot (7.20 mps)
Mission Endurance: 30 day (720 hour)
Full Displacement: 2,600 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 41

BSAH Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
BSAH 1 -2018-
BSAH 2 -2018-
BSAH 3 -2019-
BSAH 4 -2019-

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